In honor of the Mustang skid steer,
which turned 40 this year, Mustang has given away a new model 2054 skid
steer. The winners, Ann and Gary Paulman of DeForest, Wis., entered the
giveaway contest at the ConEx tradeshow in West Allis, Wis., where
Mustang’s Waukesha, Wis., dealer, Tractor Loader Sales, was exhibiting.
The 2054 will load seed, clean yards and throw snow on her family’s
dairy — Harvest View Dairy Farms.
“We’ve been using Mustangs on the dairy since I was little,” said
Paulman. “In fact, I learned to drive a skid steer on a Mustang 345.”
World of Concrete attendees had the first shot at winning the Mustang
2054, as the company began collecting entries in its booth at the Las
Vegas tradeshow, Jan. 18-21, 2005. Entries were also gathered
throughout the year at other U.S. tradeshow events and dealer locations
in the United States and Canada.
“Mustang’s roots actually date
back to 1865,” said Doug Snorek, Mustang marketing manager. “But it was
the development of the skid steer in 1965 that started Mustang down the
path to becoming a favorite among compact equipment operators.”
The Mustang 2054 has an ergonomic design with many of the creature
comforts that contractors have come to appreciate in compact equipment.
With a 1,650-lb SAE-rated operating load, the 2054 has 49 hp and 5,000
lbs of bucket breakout force. The Mustang Multi-Tach mounting system on
the 2054 accepts most two-pin attachments on the market today.
In addition to nine skid steers, the Mustang product portfolio
currently consists of ten compact excavators, including a new line of
zero- and short-tail models, three track loaders and six telehandlers,
including two newly redesigned units with 42- and 44-ft lift heights.
In 2006, the company is introducing four upgraded all-wheel-steer